Friday, February 23, 2024

Israel

Netanyahu: US Slaying Of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani Was ‘Self Defense’

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support for the U.S. slaying of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Netanyahu spoke Friday about the Amer...

US Administration Puts In Place New Policy Reducing Visa Periods For Israelis

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — New changes to the U.S. administration’s visa policy targeting only Israelis reduces the period of time they can use visas for investment, work and study purpose...

Women Should Be Allowed To Serve In Tanks, Israeli Lawsuit Says

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two women who successfully completed an Israeli military tank course have filed a lawsuit demanding they be allowed to serve in the tank corps. In a petition t...

Netanyahu Extends Term Of Israel’s Ambassador To The UN Until May

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday extended the term of Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon, just hours before his posting was...

Netanyahu Ends Danny Danon’s Term As Israel’s Ambassador To The United Nations

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not extend the term of Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations. Danon’s term officially expired on Tuesda...

Israeli Terror Victims File Massive Lawsuit Against Arab Bank

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JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — A group of more than a thousand Israeli victims of Palestinian terror attacks on Monday filed an NIS 20 billion ($5.78 billion) lawsuit against the Jorda...

Israel’s Supreme Court To Hear Petition On Netanyahu’s Legal Right To Form A New Government

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — A three-judge panel of Israel’s Supreme Court is set to hear a petition on Tuesday calling to invalidate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a ...

Haredi Politician Unwittingly Votes To Support Shabbat Public Transport In Ramat Gan

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RAMAT GAN (VINnews) — A Haredi councilman from the Ramat Gan city council mistakenly voted to approve public transport on Shabbat, thinking that he was only voting on the coming ye...

Tesla To Launch Operations In Israel In January

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The electric car maker Tesla is set to launch Israeli operations in January. Tesla will be the first car manufacturer to sell its vehicles in Israel rather tha...

Israel’s Netanyahu Shores Up Base But Obstacles Remain

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shored up his base with a landslide primary victory announced early Friday, but he will need a big win in national electi...

ReBurying a Parent in Eretz Yisroel – A Halachic Analysis

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(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) A father passes away and is buried in the local cemetery. The children move away. The mother moves to live next to the children. Can the dec...

Netanyahu Declares Victory After Exit Polls Have Him Easily Winning Likud Party Primary

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won his party’s leadership primary with 71.5 percent of the vote, according to an exit poll. A tweet by Direct Po...

Mandelblit Declines (Again) To Offer Opinion On Netanyahu Eligibility Before Hearing

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday declined to offer his opinion on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eligibility to form a government befo...

Israel Will Seize ‘Pay For Slay’ Salaries Paid To Arab-Israeli Prisoners

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Arab Israelis convicted on terrorism charges will no longer receive payments from Palestinian authorities. Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday signed...

2019 Immigration To Israel Hits Highest Number In A Decade

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — An estimated 34,000 immigrants moved to Israel in 2019—the largest number per year in the past decade, according to numbers published by the Jewish Agency. The...

President Rivlin Lights Hanukkah Candles With Ultra-Secretive IDF Unit

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin lit the third candle of Hanukkah on Tuesday evening at the military base housing the Israel Defense Force’s ultra-secretive Unit 5...

Egyptian Publisher Gets Five Years For Distributing Israeli Spy Novel

EGYPT (JNS) — An Egyptian court has sentenced the head of an Egyptian publishing company to five years in prison for distributing an Arabic version of an Israeli spy novel in 2016,...

Israeli Researchers Are Working To Produce The World’s First ‘Super Wine’

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Israeli researchers are attempting to produce the world’s first “super wine” that magnifies the health benefits of fermented grapes without compromising on taste,...

Netanyahu Faces Major Challenge To Leadership In Upcoming Likud Party Primary

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Over 110,000 members of the Likud Party will vote on Thursday to select a party chairman prior to Israel’s March 2 elections—the country’s third national vote in ...

Iran’s Top Chess Player To Change Nationality To Play Against Israelis

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TEHRAN (JNS) — Alireza Firouzja, Iran’s top-ranked chess player, has decided to change his nationality in order to get around Tehran’s ban on competing against Israelis, according ...